JC Eagles Spring Ball For Newcomers

  JACKSON, Tenn — The Jackson Christian Eagles started their spring practices today, despite only having 20 players participating due to involvement in spring sports. This is the first time head coach Todd Roland has taken this approach, but says it’s a valuable learning tool for his incoming players. “Our goal in spring ball is really just to get our…

TBI offers behind-the-scenes look into Nashville headquarters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Since the 1950s, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has assisted local law enforcement with criminal investigations across the state. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News recently got a close look into their operation during the bureau’s Media Day. “I want to open TBI up and let you see what all we do,” TBI Director Mark Gwyn said. “I think there’s some amazing work…

A new day for the Northwest Gibson Co YMCA

TRENTON, Tenn. — A new day for a West Tennessee organization after a community proves working together can accomplish anything. It has been more than 7 months since the Northwest Gibson County YMCA closed its doors, some thought for good. But after months of fundraising and community support, Monday, Trenton has its “Y” back. “Everything is new and refurbished,” YMCA…

Opening ceremonies for the 79th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival

HUMBOLDT, Tenn.-Hundreds packed Barker Memorial Stadium in Humboldt  Monday night to celebrate the official start of the 79th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. The festival runs through Saturday with up to $100,000 people expected to attend throughout the week. The event lineup is jam-packed with activities the whole family can enjoy. “If y’all just come over to Humboldt, Tennessee this…

Alabama governor, senator urge TVA to sell unfinished nuke

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Sen. Richard Shelby are among those urging TVA to sell its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant. Comments released publicly by the Tennessee Valley Authority show Bentley and Shelby along with local officials, some environmental groups and others want the Tennessee Valley Authority to get rid of the facility in northeast Alabama near…

International Paper to buy 7 pulp mills from Weyerhaeuser

NEW YORK (AP) – International Paper says it is paying $2.2 billion to buy seven mills from Weyerhaeuser that make pulp used in diapers, tissues and other consumer products. The deal is expected to close before year-end. International Paper said Monday the mills employ about 1,900 people. Two are in Georgia and another two are in Mississippi. The other mills…

“Melanoma Monday” sheds light on skin cancer dangers

JACKSON, Tenn.-Dozens in the Hub City took advantage of “Melanoma Monday”, a day of free screenings at the Kirkland Cancer Center. Just ahead of the summer season, the first Monday of every May is set aside to shed new light on the dangers of skin cancer. More than 76,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with melanoma each year. Experts…